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Planet Earth
Barbara Taylor

March 27, 2012 / ISBN 9780753467459
Picture book, Natural science (ages 6 and up)

Reviewed by Bob Walch

This is another title in the "Navigators" series of books that introduces young readers to science. The book's beautifully designed, two page spreads feature 3-D artwork and interesting facts that cover a wide range of topics from earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, and deserts to changing climate, rocks and minerals and earth's blanket.

You'll find short paragraphs in each section that present information that is meant to whet the youngster's appetite and make him/her want to do further exploration of the topic by checking other sources. In the book's "Investigate" section there are a few websites listed that can be consulted for further research and reading.

There isn't a lot of detail here but as a general introduction to earth science and what it covers this is a very good picture book. After your child has read the book a few times, ask him or her which topics he/she would like to learn more about. At that point you can begin looking for books with more detailed information and greater depth.


Reviewed 2012